In American English we have many nouns and verbs that are spelled identically.
☛The way these words are stressed determines if they are a NOUN or a VERB.
One excellent example is the word: OBJECT.
When you stress the first syllable, the word is a noun. O→bject
- James has many beautiful art O→bjects in his home.
When you stress the second syllable the word is a verb. objE→ct
- I objE→ct to higher taxes.
There are many other words that fit into this pattern including:
I teach the rules for American English syllable stress to all of my accent reduction coaching clients.
I teach them this because using syllable stress correctly is absolutely CRITICAL for anyone who wants to speak English with clarity!
While most other world languages: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and others…don’t rely on syllable stress, it’s one of the key features of spoken American English.
My ☛ American Accent iBook teaches you the rules for syllable stress and gives you LOTS of exercises you can use to practice.
☆ My iBook is an excellent choice for people who want to learn the fundamental rules of the American accent.☆
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